Top Looks From TFI New Labels 2015
Canada’s premier fashion design competition was born in 1992. Each year up and coming fashion designers from around the country enter TFI New Labels, presented by the Toronto Fashion Incubator, in hopes of making it to the runway showdown in front of an audience packed with Toronto’s most influential fashionistas and fashionistos. This year Suzanne Rogers again put up the grand prize of $25,000, while Flare awarded a coveted full-page feature in the magazine.
Four designers presented their collections on May 4th at historic One King West. The evening was filled with cocktails, flashbulbs and 12 looks from each of the four designers’ labels including Jennifer Torosian, Maison Matthew Gallagher, Benji WZW and Vaiken. Below are our top three looks from each collection.
Jennifer Torosian designs for the clean, confident modern woman. The brand’s attention to detail keeps the line impeccable and understandably desirable. Women searching for a truly tailored garment need look no further than Jennifer Torosian. The line presented at TFI New Labels was brilliantly minimalistic, sharp, and simply put, ready for the woman of today.
Maison Matthew Gallagher never fails to create a feminine fantasy that floats down the runway. The Nova Scotia born and Italian trained designer crafted twelve looks for TFI New Labels which were magically charged with the designer’s italian influences and subtly finished with hints of crystal.
Benji WZW pushes fashion to the edge with “street tribalism” at the brand’s core. Often speaking to today’s internet focused youth, this brand stands out in a crowd. Having showcased at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, Benji WZW crafted a women’s line for TFI New Labels which was nothing but unapologetically attention grabbing and ready for the next generation.
The Vaiken brand manages to have a soft and feminine vibe while still being sexy and sporty all at once. The woman wearing Vaiken knows how to turn heads as she enters a room and is not afraid of the attention. Each garment shown at TFI New Labels could easily carry a look all on its own with thanks to surprising details at every turn in the road.
Taking the grand prize home was Maison Matthew Gallagher, a well deserved victory. Congratulations to all four on presenting these remarkable collections. STM applauds your talent and hard work and salutes Toronto Fashion Incubator for helping to keep Canadian Fashion strong and growing in the competitive global market.
Photos: Raymond Chow of CanadaWears.ca